Monday, January 24, 2011

Renovating a Thrift Store Dresser























































I found this old dresser at my favorite local thrift shop. It is made of all wood...no particle board, and I could see it's future spot in my home the moment I laid eyes on it. It took a weekend worth of TLC, but the end result was well worth the DIY effort. It makes me glad I didn't spend the $799 on the PB hutch I've had my eye on.

STEP 1 is some major sanding to get off the white spray paint and ugly gold leaf.
STEP 2  is kettle black valspar paint, high gloss for glamour! I used a small sponge roller and paint brush to apply 3 coats.
STEP3 is Brasso brass cleaner to polish up the fixtures. I toyed with the idea of replacing the fixtures, and maybe will in the future.

She was pretty run down in her former life (check the before pictures), but now she's GORGEOUS! Here she is all decked out in my Valentines Decor. I LOVE her! I also have a fondness of the subway art that's cropping up all over blogs. I printed this Valentine one offline for free, and framed it. Cute huh?


2 comments:

Jeanne said...

Impressive! You have vision and the talent to bring it about! :)

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

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